Get to know BYU's bowl destination.
With BYU's first-ever appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl approaching, here are some quick facts on the bowl and its history.
Name: Poinsettia Bowl
Location: San Diego, California
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium, cap. 70,561
Sponsor: San Diego County Credit Union
Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. MT
The Poinsettia Bowl was created as a sister bowl to the Holiday Bowl and is operated by the same group (the San Diego Bowl Game Association). With the proliferation of bowl games and with nearly every bowl-eligible team playing in the post season, the idea was, in part, to give San Diego State a home bowl similar to what Hawaii enjoys as the Holiday Bowl is locked into contracts with more interesting conference partners.
Payout: $500,000 per team
Contract Partners: Mountain West Conference; BYU (2012), Army (2013)
2012 ESPN Broadcasters:
PBP: Carter Blackburn
Color: Rod Gilmore
Sidelines: Jemele Hill
PBP: Bill Rosinski
Color: David Norrie
Sideline: Joe Schad
2011: TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24
2010: San Diego State 35, Navy 14
2009: Utah 37, California 27
2008: TCU 17, Boise State 16
2007: Utah 35, Navy 32
2006: TCU 37, Northern Illinois 7
2005: Navy 51, Colorado State 30